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1 noch co-ordinating conj., folld. by absol. form of vb., con-
fined to O.Ir. and early Mid.Ir. periods.
(a) in the Glosses (Wb. and Sg., somet. in Ml.) used to intro-
duce an admitted fact which is in contrast with or opposition
60to something preceding, but, however, and yet ; oft. strengthened
by a particle like ém, immurgu: dodcad do chách leo-som
noch is doib-som a dodced sidi they deem (their wrong-doing)
a misfortune to all and yet the misfortune of it is their own
(recoils on themselves)
, Wb. 2b3 . is follus isindí nachim-
65rindarpai-se noch ǽm am ísrahélde, 5a18 (gl. numquid repulit
Deus populum suum? absit; nam et ego Israhelita sum). cid dia
n-epir-som aní-siu? noch ni rabatar ind ḟir so riam fo recht
fetarlicce, 19d11 (gl. quomodo convertemini iterum ad infirma?
a question addressed to the Galatians, implying that they had
70been formerly under the Law, though they really had never
been). Cf. 19c6 . amal no bed noch ní fail as though it were;
but it is not
, Sg. 32a1 . noch ní cóir son acht corop . . . issed as
chóir, 40b7 . amal bid tar ǽsi n-uilc huaim-se [sic leg.] friu-
som noch immurgu ní robae huaim-se a n-olc n-isin, Ml. 74a2
75(gl. quasi non inferrent mala sed redderent). Cf. 38b2 . oen-
t[ṡ]ēt coel tairiss, noch ba si a chonair, RC xi 446.58 ( Toch.
Emire § 65 ) = ┐ ba si, ZCP iii 249. co ticceth ind ian beoss,
noch ba trait donicceth, ba coirm aní no bith isin lothur by the
time the pitcher returned [from distributing ale], though it re-
80turned quickly, what was in the trough was brewed
, Irish Texts
i 7 § 23 . adgladadar B. i[n] noidin . . . noch ni ragab labrad in
tan sin though at that time it had not begun to speak, 14.28 .
dotet indala epscop do guidi dond rígh. `Noch ní tiber do
neuch' ar ind rí but I will grant [that boon] to none, 11.1 .
85(b) in Ml. used generally with follg. cop. to introduce a
synonym or explanation, that is to say ( = Lat. id est): noch is
conaccertus-sa ón (gl. psalterium . . . emendaveram), 2a1 . noch
is ind foircthi són (gl. studiosi), 16b4 . noch is asindet-som
buith doib i ndoiri that is, he declares them to be in captivity
(explaining the vb. Lat. inducit), 108b6 . lase no silaigid noch is
5asn-indid[id] a adamrae when ye sow, that is, when ye declare
his wonder
, 115b11 (gl. adserendo, analysed as compd. of
Lat. serere `to sow'). Cf. also 19a14 , 23a20 , 35b6 , and the similar
use of sech is.
In Laws (text) used in much the same way to introduce an
10explanatory or defining clause: tobert a chin forsin fer batair
bech, noch is i breth inso bretha la Ultu `and this is the judge-
', Laws iv 178.15 . ro suidiged . . . la log a tomalta . . . noch is ed
log tomalta ro suidiged dō, set beisid fiu `now the price of waste
which has been fixed for it is a "sed" of the same value
', v 388 y .
15 Cf. 376.3 , 412.2 . atait secht mna la Feine fris nā comalat fir
noch ite ailde a m berda with whom men do not co-nurse, but it is
they who rear their own offspring
, 202.2 . ind noc[h] is rind, 12 y
Comm. (the word `ind' = point is explained by the more
familiar `rind'). ma scarid ┐ bid imtocad leo, noch bid com-
20maithi a folaid if [the married couple] separate and they have
property and if their property is equally good
, ii 388.13 .
Folld. by conjunct form of vb.: cuic seoit . . . ro midir
Morand; noch fil tri seota cacha tratha ro follaigther but there
are three `seds' for every day that is neglected
, i 102.7 .

25 2 noch rel. pron. early Mod. Ir. development of neoch (< nech);
used as subj. or obj. of rel. sent. or after prep. and in both
genders; common in Bedell, but not used by Keating. Dia
. . . noch thug misi ó thigh m'athar . . . ┐ noch do labhair
rium, Genesis xxiv 7 . go gcluin an Tighearna bhur munbhar
30noch doghnithí, Exod. xvi 8. egla do bhreithemhnuis noch
ata tu do fhrecar, Parrth. Anma 348.1 . is iad eiteadha na
n-éan noch léar ḟágbhais an t-oiléan the birds' wings whereby
thou didst leave
, TD 20.45 . o anbainne an tesa nadurdha,
noch o tuismigter imdugadh lenna fuair from which an in-
35crease of phlegm is created
, RC xlix 50.5 . fiabrus . . . noch sa
termin crichnuighthi an vii la a fever terminating on the seventh
, 55.26 .

nocha n- xsee nícon.

nócha n t,f. the number ninety ; folld. by gen. pl. of noun, ninety .
40Not common, the number being usually expressed by scores,
and not found in Glosses. no[í] deich i nnochait, SR 759.
Elizar dianad slán nocha bliadan, PH 6554. fer nochat bliadan,
6540 . isin tres bliada[i]n noícat, CCath. 149 (.ix. cat). for
nochait miodhach, TBC 5621 St.
45In early Mod. Ir. largely supplanted by nóchad o, m. IGT
Dec. § 11.6 . cheithre céad ré taobh nóchait four hundred and
, Keat. iii 425 (poem). do mhair Enos nóchad bliaghan,
Genesis v 9 . ocht mblíadhna ar nóchad, 1 Sam. iv 15. tar
nóchadaibh . . . do chrádh `nineties of sorrows', O'Bruad. iii 58.
5018 .

nocho n- xsee nícon.

1 nocht n night ; an early word, supplanted in general use by
adaig and surviving only in the advbl. phrase i n-nocht to-
night , later anocht. nocht .i. aidche, O'Dav. 1285. ?nácht
55dia, gl. nocte et die, Wb. 17d5 (by Ascoli referred doubtfully to
this word). acher in gaíth innocht, Thes. ii 290.4 ( Sg. 112 m. ).
ib. 291.3 ( Ml. Poems i 1 ). toet chucum a ben hinnocht, IT i
145.8 . feraid for n-aigidacht innocht and, FB 66 = anocht,
Eg. geinfidh do rí . . . inocht, Lism.L. 3345 . bid marb tussa
60anocht, PH 299. isin aidche anocht, 3003 . san oidhche anocht,
TSh. 539. anochd féin this very night, Luke xii 20 . With ellipse
of prep. (after a preceding vowel in verse): secht ṁbliadna lána
o nocht from to-night, TFerbe 787 . rit ita ár súil uli nocht `on
thee is all our hope to-night
', Cog. 120.28 (leg. rit ita ár súil
Compds. ¤ adaig: gach nochtai[d]chi sceo dee every night
and day
, O'Dav. 1285. ¤ colba night-bedpost i.e. bed, couch:
ní ranaic nochtcholba nemda the heavenly rest, ZCP xiii 363.4
= Leb. Gab. i 174.15 .

70 2 nocht adj o, ā. naked, bare, uncovered: is reil fornn feib atam
nocht, SR 1347. conḟacca a mnai lomnocht, 1304 (see lom-).
ciche nochta, PH 393. h'fhiacla uile nochta, 8131 . noco com-
raiced a thoeb fri húir noicht the bare earth, LB 33b54 . mo
theach nocht gan ni as mo chind (i.e. roofless), Arch. iii 236 § 5.
75 claidib nochta unsheathed, FB 13 ; a common use, cf. urmhór
an tsluaigh . . . ┐ a n-airm nocht aca, TSh. 1072. Of hair,
uncovered i.e. loose, flowing? mac T. trilis nocht `of the flowing
', KMMisc. 172.2 . a chiabh nocht! Dánta Grádha vi 15 .
fig. a beith ra-nocht is ro-liath too bare (unadorned), Auraic.
80 2070 (of verses). ? nocha ricfaidh nemh naemhnocht, RC
xxxvii 345 § 7.
As subst. a naked person: biad do bocht, . . . étach do nocht,
PH 6000 , cf. Laws i 144.30 . biadhadh bocht is nocht, Keat.
Poems 1411. Nakedness? nocht .i. deanacht no náire, O'Cl.;
85the gl. is prob. based on Leb. Gab. i 260.25 : nocht a fir
(glossed .i. denacht) = fearrdacht fir, BB 42a8 ; leg. nochta fir?
Compds. ¤ aile a kind of open-work fence; gl. felmad, Laws
iv 72.10 ; defined 76.20 as a fence made of stakes planted
apart and connected at intervals by three bands of pleach-
, cf. O'Dav. 93. ¤ chenn bare-headed , gl. non velato
5capite, Wb. 11c12 ; non velatam, 11c18 , where MS. reads nochit-
(? noicht-). ¤ fiaclach with bare teeth: ina n-ímágib . . . bélbuide
nochtḟiaclacha (of people disfigured by hunger), LB 154b61 .
¤ frecorthid: gimnasia .i. nochtfrecorthid ceill one who
exercises naked, a gymnast
, O'Mulc. 175. ¤ machaire `bare
', Laws iv 72.17 Comm. (oppd. to leth-m. `a half-cleared